5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 1:51 PM by ngadri6
ngadri6 Level 1 (0 points)

Had to reset User Password, forgot Keychain password. Is there a way to reset the keychain password without deleting all my password data?

My understanding is that If I reset my keychain password I will lose all my password data. Does this mean if I am automatically logged into my emails or faceook, once I delete the old keychain I will no longer be logged in automatically and will have to sign in again? Is that correct? If so, is there a way around it so I don't lose my password data?

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    Solution may be found if you search in the "More Like This" section over in the right column.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • ngadri6 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've read through all those discussions and it doesn't answer my questions... :S

  • CMCSK Level 6 (10,712 points)

    Use Spotlight to search for a file called login.keychain. Users/YourUserName/Library(which is a hidden folder and won't show in Finder)/Keychains.

    Click Go in the menu bar then Go to Folder and type in /Users/YourUserName/Library and hit the enter key.

    Look down the list of folder and find Keychains. The "login.keychain" file should be inside.

     

     

    Cures for a funky keychain

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 (8,615 points)

    The keychain is an encrypted database. The password is the key to unlocking it. Without the keychain password, you cannot access the encrypted information in the keychain. So the answer to your question is yes, if you do not remember the password, you will lose the contents.

     

    If you think you might remember the password in the future, you can save the old keychain, and start a new one. But you will never be able to unlock the old keychain until you remember its original password.

  • ngadri6 Level 1 (0 points)

    Somehow, my old keychains still works, i.e facebook and emails. I have created a new keychain. hopefully I'll remember my old keychain..